The Star Tribune notes: "Washington's smart-alecks joke that if Hillary Clinton had proposed health-care reform as complicated as the new Medicare drug benefit, her critics would've laughed her out of town. But wait -- she did, and they did."
And the Wall Street Journal reports: "Today, the Republican lawmakers who rejected 'Clinton Care' are investing billions of dollars more every year in the veterans health-care system, which has become a huge experiment in government-run managed care. Annual spending on VHA, which is part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has grown by 58% after inflation. The number of veteran patients treated has almost doubled to 4.66 million annually in 2004."